Slovenia Victor Tests Investor Nerves

His party was formed barely six weeks ago. Now it's on course to be the biggest in parliament. Miro Cerar is a fifty-year-old law professor and a virtual newcomer to politics. His SMC party won just shy of 35 per cent of the vote—that translates to over a third of seats—banking on its appeal to voters fed up with the scandals that have tarnished the traditional parties. A stong mandate—though he's likely to still need a coalition agreement with other parties.

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